Euskal Itsas Museoa

Euskal Itsas Museoa, San Sebastian - Donostia

Euskal Itsas Museoa
3.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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El Euskal Itsas Museoa-Museo Marítimo Vasco, institución dependiente de la Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa, se sitúa en el puerto de San Sebastián ocupando la Casa-torre del Consulado, edificio de mediados del siglo XVIII. Basque Maritime Museum, an institution dependent on the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, is located in the port of San Sebastián occupying the Casa-torre del Consulado, a mid-18th century building.
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1-2 hours
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Taisteal
Dublin, Ireland109 contributions
Couples
The Naval Museum is at the top of Monte Igueldo and a good walk upwards. The views from the top are spectacular. The museum is interesting but there are few descriptions in English.
Written June 2, 2012
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Nella A
United States108 contributions
Couples
Well worth a visit. This small museum had just opened after renovations when we stopped in. The ground floor provides some interesting insight to the cod and whaling history of the area, and the second floor had a fascinating historical account of the early clothing industry back in the Middle Ages- not something I would have normally been curious about, but it turned out to be a good learning experience.
Written April 3, 2019
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Figen D
Izmir, Turkey86 contributions
Couples
The naval museum hosts many items belonging to the rich naval history of the town, naturally. The highlight for me was the one-hour film they showed on the history of cod-fish hunting. Must see!
Written May 27, 2015
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Patti
4 contributions
A prior poster said that there wasn’t much translation into English in this museum. We were pleasantly surprised to find that there are many exhibits that are translated, including a film that one can choose a language to see. The museum is informative and gives a great historical picture of Bilbao’s maritime industry. There are boat models, a room that shows the markets based on shipping, and even a little themed play room for kids. The staff person was very helpful, the museum was not crowded and one could see the dry docks outdoors. A good expenditure of two hours!
Written June 12, 2022
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David M
Taunton, UK3,193 contributions
Did you know how the Basque people contributed towards American Independence? If you come here you will find out. As well seeing the importance of the Basque people in the Canadian whaling industry. A fascinating insight that every maritime lover should look at.
Written June 6, 2018
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Seventyfour
Oregon100 contributions
Solo
Apparently there is no permanent exhibit space and one takes a chance on whatever the temporary exhibit happens to be. Currently it is about toys associated with the sea and I was really not interested in looking at dolls and toy boats. Fortunately the admission charge is not high and it is free on Thursdays.
Written May 11, 2017
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erintheexplorer
Virginia19 contributions
Solo
This museum is small and houses one rotating exhibit; when I went, the exhibit was about nautical-themed toys throughout history in San Sebastián and Spain in general. I thought it was fascinating and unique. This museum would be a great place to take kids because of the subject matter and there was also a large play area set up. Exhibit text only in Spanish and Basque but it's not really necessary to be able to read it. I would suggest popping in when you are in the harbor area.
Written May 5, 2017
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daisy667
Marmande, France67 contributions
Friends
an interesting little musem of maritime history and tools and a great aquarium. no parking but easy to get to walkink or taxi. Scary sharks alive and dead. Next door is the old maritime which is now a free exhibition space.
Written February 11, 2017
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Giselle M
25 contributions
Friends
The museum is closed on Mondays. Opening hours a bit erratic but eventually we managed to see the exhibition. Its is on until the end of the year. Entitled Women and the Sea it is an in depth look at the role women have played in San Sebastian maritime history. Take your time to enjoy the comprehensive exhibition.
Written October 14, 2016
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Angelo G
Mullingar, Ireland312 contributions
Couples
Located in a 18th century house next to the aquarium this small museum is devoted to the local rich maritime history.
Interesting information but a bit too didactic and drawn out for our liking. Surely worthwhile for anyone with an interest in the subject.
Written June 22, 2016
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Euskal Itsas Museoa is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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